I think I'll hang on to my NEX-7. You are right, the CD card is hard to get out even on the NEX-7, I have to pinch it out with my fingernails. If you have big fingers and bite your fingernails you are in deep do-do. I was thinking about getting the new 16-50 mm pancake lens but then I noticed that the glass is right out there almost even with the front of the lens barrel. Seems it would be easy to scratch or smudge. And, I don't care for electronic zoom with a rocker lever. I prefer manual zoom and there is no sun shade. I also noticed that the lens retracts rather slowly when you turn off the camera. Can you even put filters on it? Now I have serious thoughts and may have to wait and see what else they have coming down the pike. Then in-camera battery charging can be a problem as well.